This is Wendy the Whippet, the dog whose appearance is a long way from the usual long, lean and sleek look of her breed.
She was born with a genetic defect which has left her looking like the Incredible Hulk of Hounds.
While her head, heart, lungs and legs are the size of those of a normal whippet, her gene defect means she is “double muscled”.
She weighs 4st4lb – twice as much as she should – and has bulging neck muscles, burly shoulders and haunches like a baboon. And unlike ordinary whippets known for their lithe and narrow frame, this four-year-old pedigree doesn’t just have a sixpack stomach, she has a 24-pack.
But while she may look oddly menacing, her doting owner Ingrid Hansen claims the giant pooch likes nothing better than clambering up on to your lap to have her back scratched.
“People have referred to her as Arnold Schwarzenegger,” she said.
“She’s healthy and happy. That’s all that counts.
“She doesn’t know she’s got a genetic defect. She might give you a nasty lick, that’s all.”
from the Daily Mail (we are in London, after all)